Protecting the community from the risk and impact of flooding is at the heart of EU Directive 2007/60/EC on the Assessment and Management of Flood Risks or ‘Floods Directive’. This Directive, introduced in October 2007, provided a new approach to managing flood risk on a catchment-wide scale. In November 2009, the Directive was transposed to Northern Ireland law through The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.The Directive Timeline is geared to a rolling cycle so its 3 key stages must be repeated every 6 years to ensure that flood risk is managed effectively and that it takes account of new information and changes in risk.
- 1st Cycle - Timeline and Preparatory Stages
- 1st Cycle - Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment
- 1st Cycle - Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps
- 1st Cycle - Flood Risk Management Plans 2015-2021
- 1st Cycle - Supporting information and Guidance relating to the European Floods Directive
- 1st Cycle - Managing the risk of Flooding
- 1st Cycle - Who is involved in managing the risk of flooding?